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Todd Robbins

 
Date Of Death:
August 08, 2022 (???)
Bio:
Todd has done a wide variety of things during his career . . . a number of them were even legal. Classically trained as an actor at the American Conservatory Theatre, he has spent a lifetime immersed in American popular entertainment. Todd is a featured performer with Sideshows by the Seashore ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: August 08, 2022
Date of Death: August 08, 2022 (0)

Bio:
Todd has done a wide variety of things during his career . . . a number of them were even legal. Classically trained as an actor at the American Conservatory Theatre, he has spent a lifetime immersed in American popular entertainment. Todd is a featured performer with Sideshows by the Seashore ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Immersive]
McKittrick Hotel Magic Production, 2019
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2010
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Performer
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1997
Magician

Productions

 
[Off-Off-Broadway, 1997]
Producer

Writing

Creator
Playwright

 

Stage

Performances
  [Immersive]
McKittrick Hotel Magic Production, 2019
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2010
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Performer

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1997
Magician

Productions

Producer

Writing
Creator
Playwright

Todd Robbins Biography

Todd has done a wide variety of things during his career . . . a number of them were even legal.

Classically trained as an actor at the American Conservatory Theatre, he has spent a lifetime immersed in American popular entertainment. Todd is a featured performer with Sideshows by the Seashore (at Coney Island), the last remaining sideshow in America. With this show, he eats glass, walks over broken bottles, sticks his hand into animal trap, hammers a four and a half inch nail into his nose, eats fire, swallows swords, breaks a cinder block brick on top of his head with a sledge hammer and blows up a hot water bottle until it bursts.

The most remarkable thing about all this is that it's all real without an ounce of trickery. He has taken these classic sideshow stunts, put his own comic spin on them, and created one of the most amazing and amusing acts in show business.

Todd has performed this one man concert of "deception free amazement" at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Carnegie Recital Hall, at colleges and universities across the country and on the television shows of David Letterman, Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, Howard Stern and Geraldo Rivera. Todd has been associated with the Big Apple Circus for more than a dozen years (performing in various roles including the ringmaster) and can often be seen playing piano with Woody Allen's jazz band at the Cafe Carlyle. As part of a parole agreement, Todd performs regularly at New York√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs longest running Off-Broadway magic show, Monday Night Magic.

Todd Robbins Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Unique Theatrical Experience Gold Star
Todd Robbins, Carnival Knowledge

Todd Robbins News

Review: Magic Is Real At SPEAKEASY MAGICK at The McKittrick Hotel Photo Review: Magic Is Real At SPEAKEASY MAGICK at The McKittrick Hotel
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 2, 2022

This original and inventive night of entertainment could leave no person unimpressed or unentertained. SPEAKEASY MAGICK is The End.

DON'T MISS THIS: A VARIETY SHOW SPECTACULAR is Coming to The Slipper Room Photo DON'T MISS THIS: A VARIETY SHOW SPECTACULAR is Coming to The Slipper Room
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

In 'Don't Miss This: a Variety Show Spectacular,' eleven of New York's most dazzling variety artists will gather at The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard Street, Monday, May 9 for a variety show to celebrate publication of 'Don't Miss This: A Decade of Eccentric Performing Arts, 2010-2020,' a new, 284-page, hardcover photo book by Jim R. Moore.  

Coney Island USA Announces Congress of Curious Peoples in April Photo Coney Island USA Announces Congress of Curious Peoples in April
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2022

Coney Island USA's Congress of Curious Peoples will be held the weekend of April 1-3. The opening night events will feature performances by magician Eric Walton, sideshow performer and historian Todd Robbins and Coney Island USA's new Artistic Director, Adam 'Realman' Rinn.

VIDEO: Todd Robbins Talks BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Players Theatre Photo VIDEO: Todd Robbins Talks BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Players Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2022

Live theatre is full of magic even without the smoke and mirrors. But when the story of Beauty and the Beast required something extra to make the audience ask, ‚ÄúHow'd they do that?‚ÄĚ Literally Alive! Family Theatre called in a true expert in magic: Todd Robbins.

The McKittrick Hotel Announces Extension Of SPEAKEASY MAGICK Photo The McKittrick Hotel Announces Extension Of SPEAKEASY MAGICK
by Stephi Wild - Feb 8, 2022

The McKittrick Hotel, home of Sleep No More, announced its dazzling experience, Speakeasy Magick, is extended again by popular demand. Tickets are now available for performances through April 2.

The McKittrick Hotel's SPEAKEASY MAGICK Adds Additional Night of Performances Photo The McKittrick Hotel's SPEAKEASY MAGICK Adds Additional Night of Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 7, 2021

The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC), home of Sleep No More, has announced its most enchanted experience, Speakeasy Magick, is adding an additional night by popular demand.

SPEAKEASY MAGICK to Return to The McKittrick Hotel July 23 Photo SPEAKEASY MAGICK to Return to The McKittrick Hotel July 23
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2021

The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC), home of Sleep No More, has announced the return of its most enchanted experience, Speakeasy Magick. Performances will be offered exclusively on Fridays in the hotel’s intimate venue The Club Car starting July 23.

Now Live (and Dead) and In Person TODD ROBBINS' HAUNT QUEST Photo Now Live (and Dead) and In Person TODD ROBBINS' HAUNT QUEST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2021

The building that houses the SoHo Playhouse has been around for about 200 years. So many dark events have occurred there through the years. So many people that had a connection with the building are now dead.

Coney Island USA to Present Virtual Spring Gala April 29 Photo Coney Island USA to Present Virtual Spring Gala April 29
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 19, 2021

Coney Island USA has announced its Spring 2021 fundraiser, in partnership with musician Jesse Malin and his East Village club The Bowery Electric.

Live Theatre Returns To SoHo Playhouse This April With Todd Robbins's HAUNT QUEST Photo Live Theatre Returns To SoHo Playhouse This April With Todd Robbins's HAUNT QUEST
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 19, 2021

SoHo Playhouse has announced the return of performer Todd Robbins to their theater with his new immersive experience, Haunt Quest. This will be the first live show staged at SoHo Playhouse since March 2020. 

Todd Robbins Videos

VIDEO: FROZEN's Robert Lopez Talks Songwriting at TEDxBroadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

TEDxBroadway returned last month at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) and was filled with provocative presentations, discussions and new connections. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a clip from Robert Lopez's talk on songwriting!

BWW TV: Inside Todd Robbin's Lair at PLAY DEAD!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2011

Play Dead, the Off-Broadway comic thriller co-written and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and co-written & performed by Todd Robbins is now playing an open-ended run at The Player's Theater. The recipient of a 2011 Drama Desk nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience, the show also features Geri Berman, Charlotte Pines, Drea Lorraine and Don Meehan. BroadwayWorld was recently invited into Robbins' lair backstage at Play Dead. Click below for the tour...if you dare.


Todd Robbins Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Todd Robbins written?
Todd Robbins has written 2 shows including Carnival Knowledge (Creator), Play Dead (Playwright).

What awards has Todd Robbins been nominated for?
Unique Theatrical Experience (Drama Desk Awards) for Carnival Knowledge .

What awards has Todd Robbins won?
Unique Theatrical Experience (Drama Desk Awards) for Carnival Knowledge.